Here’s a tip for Scarlett Johansson fans. If you ever meet the actress in person, don’t dare call her by her media moniker “ScarJo.” Not only does the Captain America actress finds the shortened nickname to be insulting, but she also thinks it’s very lazy.
Scarlett has always been very honest about discussing her dislikes in the business as an actress who is most often than not appreciated for her looks despite her quality work. Throughout her various rounds of press this year, the starlet has no problems about taking up to task the issues that women face in Hollywood, and the dreadful nickname that has followed her career.
Of the nickname Scarlett “ScarJo” Johansson likened the name to a pop star. While we understand Johansson’s frustration over the nickname she didn’t ask for, she also unintentionally shaded international pop star Jennifer Lopez, who happened to embrace the “J.Lo” nickname fans gave her all those years ago.
The actress told Glamour magazine:
“I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant. There’s something insulting about it.”
This isn’t the first time Johansson has talked about the dreaded ScarJo nickname. In 2012 Scarlett told USA Today, while promoting We Bought a Zoo:
“Oh, it’s awful. It’s a laziness. People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre… so Cate Blanchett is not, like, ‘CaBla’? Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck with [ScarJo]?”
ScarJo also revealed that she’s not a huge fan of getting typical questions that women are asked in interviews, and brings up the double standard that women in Hollywood experience.
“Actresses get stupid questions asked of them all the time, like, ”How do you stay sexy?” or ”What’s your sexiest quality?’ All these ridiculous things you would never ask a man.”
In addition Johansson also takes issue with being stuck in time as far as her work is concerned. The Lost in Translation actress has put out slew of well-received films in the last few months including Don Jon, Chef, Her, and Under the Skin, the latter which the actress is currently promoting.
“When I made Lost in Translation, I was 17. Now I’m 29. That’s a normal side effect of being a young actor. You’re captured in a certain time of your life, and it’s hard for people to move past that.”
Under the Skin is currently out in theaters as is Johansson’s box office friendly film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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